Ana Elena Petcu

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Introduction Arrhythmias and conduction disorders are common among patients with scleroderma. Their early identification is important, since scleroderma patients with arrhythmias have a higher mortality risk compared with scleroderma patients without arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to characterize the cardiovascular profiles of scleroderma patients(More)
Introduction: Patients with systemic sclerosis have a high prevalence of myocardial fibrosis, which has a potential negative impact on cardiac function. Diastolic dysfunction is a frequent echocardiographic finding in patients with scleroderma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible influence of myocardial fibrosis on the diastolic function of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research suggests that biomarkers may be useful in assessing disease activity, structural damage, and response to therapy in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Our study aims at evaluating the relationship between inflammation and bone remodeling markers and variables assessing disease activity and functional disability in patients with(More)
Amoxicillin used in early childhood may be associated with enamel hypomineralization. Our aim was to assess disturbances of amelogenesis in mice lower incisors induced by chronic administration of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMC). Twenty-eight C57BL/6 male mice, of similar age, randomly divided into a control and 3 treatment groups (n = 7) received(More)
UNLABELLED This study presents the CT imaging of a group of maxillofacial tumors that include benign tumors and primary and secondary malignant processes. MATERIAL AND METHOD All patients were CT explored with and without intravenous contrast, using specific head and neck protocols. RESULTS We studied the topography of the tumors, their impact on(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of our study was to determine the impact of premature loss of temporary molars upon the longitudinal axis of the first permanent molar. MATERIAL AND METHOD The study sample was formed by 94 orthopanthomografies of child patients with premature loss of lower temporary molars (first or second) after clinical eruption of the first(More)
The consequences of premature loss of temporary teeth are complex, both of functional and morphological order and the clinical presentation depends on multiple factors: the temporary tooth loss rate as compared with permanent tooth eruption sequence and the number and topography of teeth extracted, so the clinical form of edentulous, which can be frontal or(More)
UNLABELLED Dental trauma occurring to children and teenagers all over the world represents a serious issue in Public Health. AIM This present study wants to investigate the etiology and the environment in which the dental trauma occurs and also wants to establish a connection between dental trauma and social-economic status. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
UNLABELLED We present the clinical, computer tomografic and patological findings of current lesion of the parapharyngial space. MATERIAL AND METHOD We retrospectivly analised the clinical, cross-sectional imaging files and the patological results for 33 patients explored during January 2006-March 2008 by a medical team at the "Prof. Dr. N. Oblu" Clinical(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this preliminary study was to assess the residents' perception on their training program and on their knowledge regarding the use and interpretation of three-dimensional imaging techniques in their clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS A multi-item questionnaire was distributed among 104 residents training in four medical(More)